Wireless on Flirt FM – programme 16

On the February 2018 edition of Wireless on Flirt FM, Dublin’s Irish language station Raidió na Life celebrates 25 years on air this year and we talk to manager Muiris Ó Fiannachta. Students from DIT Radio Society tell us about their plans to set-up Dublin’s first full-time student station on FM. West Cork’s new specialist and community station Atlantic Radio Ireland […]

Wireless on Flirt FM – programme 15

On the December edition of Wireless on Flirt FM, we feature the radio activist Margaretta D’Arcy, founder of Galway’s Radio Pirate Woman, who recently donated her archives to NUI Galway. We hear from Margaretta D’Arcy and from Maureen Maguire who was also involved in the station. As festive station Christmas FM goes on the air, we […]

How radio covered the Enniskillen bombing in 1987

By John Walsh As the 30th anniversary of the Enniskillen atrocity was marked today, I was thinking back to how the bombing was covered by Irish radio in 1987. Although bigger stations such as Energy 103 and its predecessor Radio Nova boasted about their Press Association wire at the end of each bulletin, in reality all […]

Wireless on Flirt FM – programme 14

On the November edition of Wireless, we report from the National Student Radio Conference 2017 hosted by Flirt FM. Prof. Larry Miller of New York University tells us why he believes traditional AM/FM radio in the US faces a grim future. And following the banning of Irish Times journalists from Communicorp radio stations, Dr Andrew […]

Wireless on Flirt FM – programme 12

Welcome to series 2 of Wireless on Flirt FM. In this programme: We look back at the 50th anniversary of the UK’s Marine Broadcasting Offences Act which tried – and failed – to silence the great Radio Caroline. Broadcasting historian Eddie Bohan tells us about his plans for an exhibition of pirate radio next year. Wired […]

Wireless on Flirt FM – programme 11

The July show is a bumper special edition of Wireless on Monday to end the current series. Boss of the Dublin rock station Radio Nova, Kevin Branigan, looks back and forward and we also remember the original Nova of the 80s. Radio Caroline veteran broadcaster Peter Moore tells us about the station’s imminent return to AM. And […]